FULL LIST OF MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

AWARD: 2018 Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion

MIT and Mastercard Foundation

Applications Open to Find Africa’s Most Innovative Start-ups Meeting the Greatest Financial Inclusion Challenges

Labor Skills, Productivity, and Human Resources Management Study

USAID, Management & Training Corporation (MTC), Egyptian National Competitiveness Council (ENCC), and the Workforce Improvement and Skill Ehancement (WISE) Project

This study of labor market dynamics in Egypt was offers relevant and timely information for stakeholders and decision-makers. The mixed-methods study employed a phased approach to assess Egypt's economic context, labor supply and demand, and the gender context related to the labor market. 

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Report

Africa's properity also lies in creating decent and attractive jobs for rural youth

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Agriculture will continue to generate employment in Africa over the coming decades, but opportunities should be explored beyond agriculture throughout the food chain in order to create enough jobs for young people, especially those in rural areas, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

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Article

Foresight Africa: Top priorities for the continent in 2018

Brookings Institution

In this year’s Foresight Africa, AGI scholars and invited experts delve deeply into six overarching themes that highlight areas in which African countries and their citizens are taking the lead to achieve inclusive growth.

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Report

Youth Engagement and Empowerment Holds Promise for Strengthening Community Resilience to Violent Extremism

FHI 360

Stop for a minute to think back to when you were a “youth” — say, when you were 19 years old — transitioning from adolescence into adulthood.

Did you have ideals and ideas that motivated you and peers and adult mentors who positively influenced you?
Did you have family who supported you and a community that you felt part of and in which you had a voice?
Did you have a sense of who you were and access to physical and psychological safe spaces where you could express your identity?

Why Matchmaking in Youth Employment Programs in Middle East North Africa Aren’t Working

Stanford Social Innovation Review

If you come from the Arab region, you will no doubt recognize the term "Khattaba”—the word used to describe the traditional matchmaker who helps a young man find a bride. The Khattaba looks for certain qualifications in the bride-to-be that have been set by the groom or his mother, and holds complete discretion in determining a potential bride’s suitability. The brides have very little say in their futures. And when the marriage struggles or fails, the Khattaba is often blamed for poor judgment.

Youth Voices for Positive Change: An Evidence Based Approach to Developing the Sudanese Youth National Policy

Youth Forum

This session represents the research findings by the Youth Forum Organization to the government for drawing up Sudan’s first National Youth Policy. It is a journey we will take to formulate a new and innovative approach to creating a Sudanese national policy for youth. The aim here is to bring to light the most prominent challenges faced by our youth, and also their aspirations for a policy that will accurately represent them and meet their needs.

The Intersection of Tourism and Youth Development: Innovating the Future of Work for Youth in Jordan

Chemonics International, InterContinental Hotels Group

The future of work for youth in developing countries across the world is contextual and multi-faceted.  In Jordan, there continue to be a wealth of opportunity for youth people to engage in the growing tourism market, demonstrative of incredible work to engage youth where they are in the development of innovative solutions through private-sector partnerships with both local and international organizations.

New Project to Tackle Youth Unemployment in Tunisia will Focus on Job Seekers and Job Creators

World Bank

New US$60 million World Bank project to link marginalized youth with opportunities, while promoting entrepreneurs and businesses as engines of job creation

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